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Spurs host Fulham in Blank Gameweek 18 as Villa fixture postponed

Fantasy Premier League have been subjected to yet another spin of the fixture-dice as Blank Gameweek 18 changes complexion once again.

Just over 24 hours before Tuesday’s 16:30 GMT deadline, Aston Villa’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur was officially called off.

That means no midweek fixture for Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and Emiliano Martínez (£5.1m), three popular Fantasy assets.

However, Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) remain viable options for Blank Gameweek 18 as their home meeting with Fulham was added as a replacement for the Villa game.

Considering how short-notice the fixture is for the Cottagers, both of Spurs’ dynamic duo are certain to wrestle their way into the captaincy conversation.

They both registered double-figure hauls in their last home Premier League game, against Leeds, and could benefit from Fulham’s short turnaround.

Meanwhile, it also means that budget options such as André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) have been added to the pool of players who could help managers in Free Hit squads.

The secondary knock-on effect of today’s fixture changes also impacts on Double Gameweek 19.

That is because Fulham’s Friday-night meeting with Chelsea has been delayed until the following day, kicking off at 17:30 GMT now.

As this was the opening match of Double Gameweek 19, it looks as if the deadline for that round will move to 11:00 GMT on Saturday morning ahead of Wolves’ lunch-time meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

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2,537 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone still not using any chips nrxt 2 GWs?

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      i don't think i am

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      May or may not use Tc next week

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Not this week - not decided re next week

    4. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Me.

      Can field a solid 9 this week with 2FTs.
      Have 7 DGWers plus Dier, Son, Kane for no FTs next week (but might take a -4 to field 9DGWers).

    5. gogs67
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Me

    6. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Me, no FH left though. Will field 9 this week and then 9 + Kane & Son next week.

    7. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      unlikely

    8. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I am jealous of anyone who can get through the next 2 GWs without a chip used...sadly I am most likely going to use two....

    9. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Maybe TC gw19

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Same

  2. xtina
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Which would you prefer?

    A) Bruno + Brewster
    B) Rash + Wilson

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I wouldn’t want Brewster so B

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B) Rashford is bit worse than Bruno. Wilson is a lot better than Brewster.

    3. tim_oriordan
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B, but is there no way you can get Bruno and Wilson?

      1. xtina
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Hmm i could downgrade Bowen to Smith-Rowe for -4 too potentially.

        Or remove Salah for a week

        1. tim_oriordan
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Oh I didn't realise this wasn't a FH. In that case I'd go A, Brewster will be bench fodder most weeks I'd assume so doesn't matter too much and Bruno is a must.

          1. xtina
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers - i'll tinker a bit more!

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bruno essential...

    5. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Two options now; I think the rest are locked in unless I want Rashford.

    A. Lloris, AWB, Foden (3-5-2)
    B. DDG, Dier, Wilson (3-4-3)

    XXX
    Cancelo Tierney XXX
    KDB Bruno Son Saka XXX
    Kane Laca XXX

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. Pukki Pies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A, if you knew Foden would start

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Is Wilson fit?

      One reason I'm avoiding Wilson & Foden is because of the doubts.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah, I think if Wilson starts he could bang a Hatty. No idea on Foden. Think I’m swaying to B now;

        DDG
        Cancelo Tierney Dier
        KDB Bruno Son Saka
        Kane Laca Wilson
        (4.0, Clark, Mitchell, Anguissa)

  4. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Brewster (NEW)
    B) Mitchell (ars)

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Coming from Rafa, that means a lot, thanks.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          It’s a tough one though. Look for some leaks on Brewster as it’s the first game

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

  5. Lazaretti
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Can anyone translate what Dyche means when he said Taylor is touch and go? Do you think he will play?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      He's uncertain.

      1. Lazaretti
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yes something like that. I think Pope played after Dyche gave similar comment but I quess no-one knows

  6. tim_oriordan
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Who do we captain this week then? Currently on De Bruyne

    A) De Bruyne
    B) Son
    C) Kane
    D) Fernandes

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A for me

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    How much of a risk is Darlow? Who's the alternative (5m) not city/united/spurs/arsenal?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      No risk at all

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Quite risky now Dubravka is fit

    3. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      haha, two very different takes

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Lloris/Leno
    Saka
    Rashford
    Kane
    Wilson

    Worth using FH to have these over my earlier team? Also gives Tierney over Holding and a playing bench

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Help us out a bit.

  9. Il Papera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone thinking WC then BB?

    GW18 WC
    Areola
    Saiss Lascelles Stones Dias
    Son Neto Bruno KDB
    Kane Lacazette

    GW19 BB -4
    Areola2 Meslier2
    Saiss Lascelles Stones2 Dias2 Coufal2
    Salah2 Raphinha2 Bruno2 KDB2 Soucek2
    Kane Lacazette Bamford2

    1. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yes, my plan. But it is a huge risk with a big potential reward.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Me o/

  10. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts? FH 0.0itb

    Pickford
    Cancelo Maguire Dier Holding
    Sterling KDB Son Bruno ESR
    Kane

  11. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Ben Davies?

    Trying desperately to field a slightly different 11 to everyone else:

    Darlow
    Davies Cancelo Holding
    Gundo Kev Bruno Rash (Smith Rowe)
    Kane(C) Martial Wilson

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Apprently it's hard to pick which Spurs full back will start.

  12. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Right we are G2G... any improvements?

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Tierney
    Saka KDB(c) Bruno Son
    Lacca Kane(vc) Wilson

  13. jesus jesus
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Who's more nailed -
    A - Mitchell
    B - Kilman

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      For this one week or mid-long term?

      1. jesus jesus
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        This week ?
        Who do you think long term ?
        And thanks for answering

  14. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Which of these on FH?
    A) Lacazette (with a bench of Maguire, Kilman and Burke)
    B) Rashford (with a bench of Mitchell, Kilman and Brewster)

  15. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    as fun as FH can be, anyone else looking forward to the deadline just so they can see their proper team again?!

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        yeah i meant more to be able to see and play around with it. Although it's probably protecting me from an early transfer disaster.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          live fpl

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yes i miss Soucek already

  16. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    I am in the situation where I have 7 plus Brewster now, had already made one transfer. So anymore would cost -4. I would have enough in the bank to get rid of Johnstone and get in Lloris in (Probably the best move would likely get another 2 points) But then it would prevent me getting Bamford dgw19 for free.
    But I also have Sterling who might not be fit.

    I am tempted just to leave things and just hope I get 7 plus Brewster.

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks. I don't have Kane -

        It is no keeper **Johnstone-Martinez**
        -
        Cancelo-Dier **Robertson-Justin-Ferguson**
        -
        Fernandes-Son-KDB-Sterling-**Soucek**
        -
        Wilson-Brewster-**Watkins**

        Sort of borderline for 1-2 transfers more - but not sure if it is worth it.

  17. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Best for FH BGW18:
    A. De Gea - Aurier
    B. Lloris - Shaw
    C. Lloris - Lindelof

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Prob B but not much in it

  18. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Plan to now keep the FH and do Robbo to Stones (-4) leaving me with 7 players.
    Is this enough without having to use FH or do Balbuena to Shaw/Lindeloff for another hit? (can't afford Maguire or AWB and both Shaw and Linedloff trained today)

    0FT 3.3itb (after -4 trasnfer)
    Holding Cancelo Stones
    Son Bruno KDB
    Kane

    Non-GW18 players
    Martinez Johnstone Coufal Balbuena Soucek Raphinha Rodrigo Bamford

    1. NejiHyuuga01
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I would keep FH . We have the luxury now of players that play both DGW and BGW. The chip might be more useful when this won't be the case when u have to Wildcard a team for future DGW in order to BB and you have 0 players in the Blank

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Is Balbuena to Shaw/ Lindeloff worth another -4?

        1. NejiHyuuga01
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          I did the exact same for a -4 for Shaw. But I fear that although he should play in the Blank , he might not have both in the Double. But we hope.

          Balbuena needs to go in my opinion as Dawson seems to be preferred.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks for that. I might roll with 7 in GW18 and wait and see with Balbuena

  19. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Guys what would you do? FH Yes or No?

    Stones Shaw Mitchell

    KDB Bruno Son Neto

    Welbeck Wood

    Fielding 9 ideally.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Prob ok to save FH.

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers!

  20. wattalowz
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Worth using free hit on this?

    Dias Cancelo Lewis*
    KDB Son Bruno
    Wilson

    1. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I would yeah

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yup I would FH here

  21. ClothedinSun
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    FH Team locked in, change it up or are we g2g?

    Darlow,
    Cancelo, Holding, Dias, Saiss,
    Rashford, KDB, Neto, Bruno, Son,
    Kane.

    Norris, Fabio Silva, Brewster, Mitchell.

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      use the thread

  22. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Is De Gea nailed?

    1. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      He is

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Hendo cup player so DDG nailed for EPL

  23. The Big Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    With only three likely starters I've decided the free hitting is my best (and only) option.

    Here's what I'm on at present:

    DDG
    Cancelo / Tierney / Reguilon
    KDB / Fernandes / Son / Foden
    Kane / Lacazette / Wilson

    Smith Rowe / Mitchell / Douglas

    Not fully sold on Foden but overall it looks good and I'll chance my arm with him.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      same here only 3. FH or WC though??

  24. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    I have Kilman* Mahrez*
    Kdb Son Kane

    Realistically I have 3 players playing this week. Squad completely set for DGW19.

    FH a no brainer?

    1. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yep

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      a stupendous no brainer

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Aye

  25. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Tough spot as have 3 villa and 2xfrs as planned to not play chips this week, but now idk so help would be appreciated.

    Roll with this for -4 or FH

    Diaz Cancelo Colman
    Son KDB Bruno Saka
    Kane

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Similar boat and leaning towards not as there isn’t really anyone I fell like I desperately need

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

  26. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Good enough?

    Dier, Holding, Stones
    KDB (c), Son, Bruno
    Kane

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

  27. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    What to do here? 1FT 1.2m£ itb
    X
    X Mitchell Taylor(50% chance of playing)
    X Bruno Anguissa Son
    X X Kane
    Bench: X X X X
    FH or no?

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      FH

    2. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      FH

  28. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Wats going on with the spurs game? Have those lazy feckers announced anything yet?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Seriously, scroll up

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Who's the lazy one here?

    3. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Oh nvm I see

  29. arkom
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Which two wingbacks will likely to start in Spurs defense?

    Doherty & Aurier?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Reg should start, other idk

  30. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on a 451 FH?

    Darlow (Areola)
    Cancelo Stones Shaw Tierney (Mitchell)
    KDB Son Bruno Rashford Saka
    Kane (Brewster Davis)

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      not bad shout.

      just feels a bit wrong on a free hit

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Ya it does. Prefer to go for more attacking but my TV is low. Wilson is a doubt and Laca too expensive.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          my TV isn't great and i can get

          De Gea
          Cancelo Tierney Dier
          KDB Bruno Son Foden Saka
          Kane Lacazette

          Steer Fernandez Brewster Mitchell